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DS at Mason Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive, learning, psychological, sustained head injuries, sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments.

As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains the Office of Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal ac

As part of George Mason University's continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains the Office of Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal ac

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10/21/2021

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Alt Text: Zoophobia is the fear of animals. It can refer to a fear of a specific animal or to a fear of all animals. Zoophobias are one of the most common types of specific phobia. The most common zoophobias are those to snakes and spiders. Background image of a cliff with dark blue water below and bright green text on top.

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Alt Text: Zoophobia is the fear of animals. It can refer to a fear of a specific animal or to a fear of all animals. Zoophobias are one of the most common types of specific phobia. The most common zoophobias are those to snakes and spiders. Background image of a cliff with dark blue water below and bright green text on top.

10/20/2021

Be sure to join our Spooky GOT Health event! 👻‼️🍬

Come meet all four health departments here at @georgemasonu

🎃 Student Health Services @masonstudenthealth

🎃 Counseling & Psychological Services @caps_gmu

🎃 Student Support & Advocacy Center @ssacgmu

🎃 Disability Services @ds_gmu

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10/20/2021

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Alt Text: Xerophobia is an irrational fear of dryness. The name originated from a Greek word 'xero' meaning dry and 'phobos' meaning fear. Background image of a wave about to break in the ocean with white text on top.

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Alt Text: Xerophobia is an irrational fear of dryness. The name originated from a Greek word 'xero' meaning dry and 'phobos' meaning fear. Background image of a wave about to break in the ocean with white text on top.

How Accessibility at the Summer's Gaming Events Stack Up#Paralympics #disabilityawarenessmonth
10/19/2021
How Accessibility at the Summer's Gaming Events Stack Up

How Accessibility at the Summer's Gaming Events Stack Up
#Paralympics #disabilityawarenessmonth

While a number of recent announcements highlighted accessibility in games, or offered great options for viewers, there's more work to be done.

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10/19/2021

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Alt Text: Wiccaphobia, or fear of witchcraft, was once a societal norm throughout much of Christian Europe and the United States. The period from the 14th century Inquisition through the witch trials of the 17th century known as the "Burning Times," in which witchcraft was a capital offense tried through the courts. Background image of a mossy stone wall with white text on top.

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Alt Text: Wiccaphobia, or fear of witchcraft, was once a societal norm throughout much of Christian Europe and the United States. The period from the 14th century Inquisition through the witch trials of the 17th century known as the "Burning Times," in which witchcraft was a capital offense tried through the courts. Background image of a mossy stone wall with white text on top.

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10/18/2021

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Alt Text: Developmental Language Disorder is when a child or adult has difficulties speaking and/or understanding language. White background with a purple thought bubble and a yellow speech bubble with black text on the background. Bottom half is purple background with yellow and white text that reads Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day.

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Alt Text: Developmental Language Disorder is when a child or adult has difficulties speaking and/or understanding language. White background with a purple thought bubble and a yellow speech bubble with black text on the background. Bottom half is purple background with yellow and white text that reads Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day.

10/18/2021

Graduate Student Life, with the Office of the Provost: Graduate Education, Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment, LGBTQ+ Resources, Office of International Programs and Services, and Disability Services, invites graduate students of diverse identities (including graduate students of color, graduate students who identify as LGBTQ+, and first-generation graduate students) to a welcome and networking picnic to celebrate the halfway point of the 1st semester of the academic year. Faculty and staff of diverse identities and other interested Mason community members who are interested in fostering inclusion and graduate student success on campus are also invited! Refreshments and hot hors d'oeuvres will be provided. For more information, please contact Graduate Student Life at [email protected].
This event will be held in-person on Thursday, October 21 from 3:30-5:30pm on Merten Lawn (rain location: Merten 1201 & 1202). Register at https://cglink.me/2d7/r1329963

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10/18/2021

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Alt Text: Verminophobia or germophobia is a term used to describe a pathological fear of germs, bacteria, uncleanliness, contamination, and infection. Germophobia, also known as mysophobia and bacillophobia, is most commonly associated with OCD but can present in a wide variety of people. Background of orange/red leaves close up with white text on top.

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Alt Text: Verminophobia or germophobia is a term used to describe a pathological fear of germs, bacteria, uncleanliness, contamination, and infection. Germophobia, also known as mysophobia and bacillophobia, is most commonly associated with OCD but can present in a wide variety of people. Background of orange/red leaves close up with white text on top.

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10/17/2021

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Alt Text: Tachophobia is the abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast. This could include driving, biking, sitting in roller coasters, or even simple activities like walking too fast. In some surprising cases, the phobic could even be afraid of talking or eating too fast or experiencing a fast paced life. In a majority of the cases though, the fear of speed is only related to the fear of motion. Gray corner of a building for a background with black text on the white sky behind the building.

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Alt Text: Tachophobia is the abnormal, often unwarranted fear of doing something too fast. This could include driving, biking, sitting in roller coasters, or even simple activities like walking too fast. In some surprising cases, the phobic could even be afraid of talking or eating too fast or experiencing a fast paced life. In a majority of the cases though, the fear of speed is only related to the fear of motion. Gray corner of a building for a background with black text on the white sky behind the building.

How Young Disability Activists Are Using TikTok To Make A Difference#DisabilityAwarenessMonth
10/16/2021
How Young Disability Activists Are Using TikTok To Make A Difference

How Young Disability Activists Are Using TikTok To Make A Difference
#DisabilityAwarenessMonth

“We grow up learning that ‘disabled’ is a bad thing. It’s something you don’t want to be, that to call yourself that is somehow defeatist, that you should be trying to overcome it rather than embracing it.”

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10/16/2021

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Alt Text: Selenophobia (from the Greek word seleno, meaning "moon"), also known as lunaphobia (from the Latin word luna, meaning "moon") is the fear of the moon or even darkness on a moonless night. Like many other phobias, selenophobia originates from painful experiences during childhood. Pink background with black text on top.

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Alt Text: Selenophobia (from the Greek word seleno, meaning "moon"), also known as lunaphobia (from the Latin word luna, meaning "moon") is the fear of the moon or even darkness on a moonless night. Like many other phobias, selenophobia originates from painful experiences during childhood. Pink background with black text on top.

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10/15/2021

#BlindAmericansEqualityDay
https://buff.ly/3iV96gX (check out this list of celebrities with a visual disability)

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Alt Text: Blind Americans Equality Day. Check out some famous individuals who are blind by clicking the link in the description! White background with the image of a person with a walking cane the colors of the American flag. Black text on the white background.

Don't miss out on Game Night October 20th from 7pm to 9pm!In SUB 1 Room 3311 or virtually
10/15/2021

Don't miss out on Game Night October 20th from 7pm to 9pm!
In SUB 1 Room 3311 or virtually

Don't miss out on Game Night October 20th from 7pm to 9pm!
In SUB 1 Room 3311 or virtually

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10/15/2021

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Alt Text: Phobophobia is the fear of fear itself. Having phobophobia can cause you to experience some of the same symptoms that other phobias trigger. Explaining to a doctor or caregivers that you're afraid of fear can feel intimidating. Grey/black background with orange text on top.

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Alt Text: Phobophobia is the fear of fear itself. Having phobophobia can cause you to experience some of the same symptoms that other phobias trigger. Explaining to a doctor or caregivers that you're afraid of fear can feel intimidating. Grey/black background with orange text on top.

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10/14/2021

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Alt Text: Octophobia (from Greek okto, "eight") is fear of the number eight, a branch of numerophobia. The fear is often due to the looping figure of the number itself, as well as superstition. The fear of 8 is connected to the fear of 26 as the sum of digits in 26 is 8. Due to this numerological property, the number could bring about bad luck, hardship, and destruction. Background image of a gray wall with black text on top.

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Alt Text: Octophobia (from Greek okto, "eight") is fear of the number eight, a branch of numerophobia. The fear is often due to the looping figure of the number itself, as well as superstition. The fear of 8 is connected to the fear of 26 as the sum of digits in 26 is 8. Due to this numerological property, the number could bring about bad luck, hardship, and destruction. Background image of a gray wall with black text on top.

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10/13/2021

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Alt Text: Noctiphobia is the fear of the night. Unlike many other phobias, noctiphobes may not impact their lives much, but simply be up and active during the day y and sleep all through the night. Noctiphobia is very related to nyctophobia (fear of the dark), so they may have the same reactions between the two, like being afraid of evil creatures lurking in the dark waiting to attack. Blue background with black text on top.

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Alt Text: Noctiphobia is the fear of the night. Unlike many other phobias, noctiphobes may not impact their lives much, but simply be up and active during the day y and sleep all through the night. Noctiphobia is very related to nyctophobia (fear of the dark), so they may have the same reactions between the two, like being afraid of evil creatures lurking in the dark waiting to attack. Blue background with black text on top.

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10/12/2021

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Alt Text: Mageirocophobia, or fear of cooking, can take many forms. Some people are only afraid of cooking for large groups, while others are afraid of whipping up scrambled eggs for themselves. Mageirocophobia is extremely common, although it is only considered a phobia when it is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Black background with yellow text on top.

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Alt Text: Mageirocophobia, or fear of cooking, can take many forms. Some people are only afraid of cooking for large groups, while others are afraid of whipping up scrambled eggs for themselves. Mageirocophobia is extremely common, although it is only considered a phobia when it is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Black background with yellow text on top.

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10/11/2021

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Alt Text: Leukophobia (from Greek leuko, "white") is fear of the color white, subclass of Chromophobia fear of colors. The causes of Leukophobia include bad experiences with winter sports as snow is white. Another trigger is fear of marriage for women because white is the usual color of a bridal dress. Dark green background with lime green text on top.

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Alt Text: Leukophobia (from Greek leuko, "white") is fear of the color white, subclass of Chromophobia fear of colors. The causes of Leukophobia include bad experiences with winter sports as snow is white. Another trigger is fear of marriage for women because white is the usual color of a bridal dress. Dark green background with lime green text on top.

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10/10/2021

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Alt Text: Kinemortophobia (from the Greek kine, meaning "motion", and morto, meaning "dead") is the fear of zombies. The fear is most commonly caused by watching films where zombies are portrayed, such as Zombie Apocalypse. It is a common phobia. Purple background with black text on top.

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Alt Text: Kinemortophobia (from the Greek kine, meaning "motion", and morto, meaning "dead") is the fear of zombies. The fear is most commonly caused by watching films where zombies are portrayed, such as Zombie Apocalypse. It is a common phobia. Purple background with black text on top.

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About Disability Services

As part of George Mason University’s continuing commitment to upholding the letter and spirit of the laws that ensure equal treatment of people with disabilities, the university established and maintains Disability Services. Under the administration of University Life, the center implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services that afford equal access to university programs and activities.

As part of University Life’s commitment to recognizing and honoring the richness of diversity at George Mason University, Disability Services staff members actively participate in the campus-wide diversity dialogue. The office welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities, whether registered with Disability Services or not, to identify themselves as members of the disability community and to engage in the diversity dialogue on campus by getting involved with Disability Services and other multicultural programs and activities.

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